Index
Accent, 32, 34, 42
Adonais, Shelley, 71, 117, 155-156
Adornments, 38-41
AE (George William Russell), 148, 180
Aeneid, Virgil, 2, 21, 24, 81
Aiken, Conrad, 113-114
Aim was Song, The, Frost, 59
Airs, 128
Alastor, Shelley, 154, 157
Aldington, Richard, 188
Alexander's Feast, Dryden, 79, 119
Alexandrine, 38, 49
Alexandrine couplet, 61, 86
Alliteration, 38-39
Amaranth, Robinson, 83
American poets, 141, 163-171
twentieth century, 187-200, 209-218
Amoretti, Spenser, 97, 99
And in the Human Heart, Aiken, 113
Anglo-Saxon verse, 23, 27
Annus Mirabilis, Dryden, 17, 66
Antiquarianism, 151
Arnold, Matthew, 29, 79, 109, 117, 122, 147, 152-154, 158-159, 163, 173, 216
Assonance, 39-40
Astrophel and Stella, Sidney, 97, 100
At the Ninth Hour, Mason, 112
Auden, W. H., 40, 200-204
Autumnal, The, Donne, 61
Bait, The, Donne, 54-55
Balade a Geffroy Chaucier, Deschamps, 121
Ballad stanza, 52, 54, 58
Ballade, 83-86
Ballade of Broken Flutes, Robinson, 84
Ballads, 55-56, 58
Bard, The, Gray, 79, 120, 146
Bards, 119-120
Bards of Passion and of Mirth, Keats, 157
Barnes, Barnaby, 97
Barrett, Elizabeth (see Browning, Elizabeth Barrett)
Bates, Katherine Lee, 99
Battle of the Books, Swift, 7
Battle of Brunanburgh, The, 120
Battle of Maldon, The, 120
Baudelaire, Charles, 166
Bellay, Joachim du, 91
Bells, The, Poe, 166
Ben Jonson Entertains a Man from Strat­; ford, Robinson, 163
Beowulf, 115
Bion, 116-117
Birches, Frost, 82
Blake, William, 4, 10, 108, 128, 144, 147-149, 166, 180, 215
Blank verse, 24, 45, 80-83, 144, 159
Border Ballads, 58
Boyd, Ernest, quoted, 157
Bridges, Robert, 8, 27, 29, 44, 50, 74- 76, 84, 88, 111, 115, 133, 144, 175- 177, 207
Brooke, Rupert, 183
Browning, Elizabeth Barren, 110, 162
Browning, Robert, 12-13, 28, 80, 98, 110-111, 115, 118, 154-155, 157, 161-163
Browning Societies, 157
Brut d'Angleterre, Layamon, 22-23
Buchanan, Robert, 110
Burns, Robert, 71, 147
Bush, Douglas, quoted, 193
By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross, Johnson, 178
Byron, Lord, 71-74, 90-91, 108, 115, 118, 153-154, 201
Campion, Thomas, 24-25, 78
Canterbury Tales, Chaucer, 28, 52, 61, 68, 118, 121-123
Cantos, Pound, 28, 193
Carlyle, Thomas, quoted, 160
Carman Paschale, Sedulius, 144
Carpe diem, 4
Carroll, Lewis, 110
Chambered Nautilus, The, Holmes, 14
Chapman, George, 104

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  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
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  • Part II - The Elements of Verse 31
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